WEBINAR 2 (of 3): Creating an enabling environment to facilitate the commercialisation of food-safety and nutrition-related agricultural innovations

3rd March 2021, 1:00–3:00 pm UTC

While critical for solving pressing agricultural challenges, technological breakthroughs alone are not enough. Considering the nature and profile of intended users – mostly smallholder farmers – ensuring these technologies are accessible requires deliberate and consistent interventions along the entire value chain, and in the larger ecosystem. This webinar focuses on the role of policies and other incentives in creating an enabling environment to support the delivery of technologies. Panellists from governments, NGOs, development finance organisations and funders will discuss the ins and outs as well as how to set up and manage enabling policies and institutions for successful commercialisation of technologies.

Keynote address

Dr Jonas Chianu, Chief Agricultural Economist; Coordinator, Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation, African Development Bank (AfDB)

Dr Jonas Chianu
Chief Agricultural Economist; Coordinator, Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation

African Development Bank (AfDB)


Panelists

Mrs Ndidi Nwuneli, Managing Partner, Sahel Consulting Agriculture & Nutrition Ltd

Mrs Ndidi Nwuneli
Managing Partner, Sahel Consulting Agriculture & Nutrition Ltd

Mr Rodrigo Ortiz, Secretariat Lead, AgResults Agricultural Innovation Program

Mr Rodrigo Ortiz
Secretariat Lead, AgResults Agricultural Innovation Program

Mr Peter Kaigwara, Director, Market Surveillance, Kenya Bureau of Standards

Mr Peter Kaigwara
Director, Market Surveillance, Kenya Bureau of Standards

Dr Alex Dodoo, CEO, Ghana Standards Authority

Dr Alex Dodoo
CEO, Ghana Standards Authority

Dr Rodwell Mzonde, Director of Planning, Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, Malawi

Dr Rodwell Mzonde
Director of Planning, Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security
Malawi

Mr Yosuke Kotsuji, Senior Investment Officer (Team Lead for East Africa Agribusiness), International Finance Corporation

Mr Yosuke Kotsuji
Senior Investment Officer (Team Lead for East Africa Agribusiness), International Finance Corporation


Mr Garron M Hansen, Director, Agriculture & Food Security Practice, Chemonics International

Facilitator
Mr Garron M Hansen
Director
Agriculture & Food Security Practice, Chemonics International